With a lot of memories and a heavy heart, I am sad to report the imminent closure of Alder on 2nd Avenue this month. The innovative gastronomy-meets-American style restaurant has been pioneered by chef Wylie Dufresne (of wd~50 fame) and operated out of NYC's East Village neighborhood for the past 2 years.
I've celebrated many joyous occasions at the spot from birthdays to anniversaries, continuing to be surprised by the simple staples always taken to the next level. Settled on a block with a 16 Handles and frat-haven 13th Step, Alder will leave with it a void of highbrow culture. And leave me forever hungry for Caesar Wings (Chicken wings and celery sticks dusted with anchovy-spiked powdered salad dressing).
You heard it here, get to Alder before the end of the month and make a toast to an original gem. Cheers!
Carry On with Alder
157 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003